Collingwood.Business Update #8: | Task Force Recommends 35 Economic Recovery Projects To Council

May 26, 2020
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IN THIS ISSUE
 
Hot Topic 1:  Economic Recovery Projects Presented to Council by Task Force
Hot Topic 2: The Power of Online Reputation in the Post-COVID Age
News & Recent Updates
Upcoming Online Business Events
Top Three Webinars
Local Resources Available To Your Business

HOT TOPIC 1:
ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROJECTS PRESENTED TO COUNCIL BY TASK FORCE

The 14 member Economic Support & Recovery Task Force presented their recommendations to Council on May 19.  Based on the expertise of the industry and community leaders on this Task Force, as well as consultations with business associations and community organizations, they arrived at 6 action items spanning 35 specific projects the Town should consider continuing, expanding, or starting.  
 
Their powerpoint presentation made by members of the Task Force is available here: Collingwood.ca/Recovery
 
You can also watch the presentation for some additional context via the Town’s YouTube channel.
 
Interested in speaking at an upcoming Council Meeting on the proposed Economic Recovery action items?

Email today with your interest.
 
See The Presentation

HOT TOPIC 2:
THE POWER OF ONLINE REPUTATION IN THE POST-COVID AGE

Yes, they’re talking about you online.
 
I’ll bet most of us can’t remember the last time we bought a product or booked a service and didn’t check the business ratings or customer reviews online. Post-COVID, more than ever, your prospects will use the internet to decide if they’re going to buy from you. Is your business rated 4 or 5 stars on Google My Business? You’ll likely get more customers. Have negative reviews about your business? Handling them professionally will also likely get you more customers.
 
On May 27 at 9:00 am, join this workshop, which will cover how to get more reviews, cultivate and manage your reputation online, deal with negative criticism (nobody’s perfect!), and understand the tools that are available for monitoring your reputation online.
 
Register Now

NEWS AND RECENT UPDATES

Sourcing the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Town of Collingwood)
COVID-19 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) (Centre for Business & Economic Development)
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) applications open this week (CFIB)
Post Pandemic Business  Preparedness and Response Playbook (Workplace Safety and Prevention Services)

UPCOMING ONLINE BUSINESS EVENTS

May 27:  The Power Of Reputation In The Age Of The Consumer
May 27:  Mapping Our Road To Recovery: Part 2 - Facing The Future* by Institute of Southern Georgian Bay
May 27:  Google Analytics for Small Business*
May 27:  HR Webinar - Best Practices for Returning Employees to Work*
May 27:  What the Economy Might Look Like Post COVID-19*
May 27:  How To Sell In Uncertain Times*
June 3 :  Small Business Websites 101*
June 9 :  Maximizing Your Online Advertising & Digital Marketing Budget*
June 10:  Facebook & Instagram Advertising on a Small Budget*
June 17:  Social Media for Small Business*

*These are 3rd party events not produced by the Business Development Centre or its partners.

OUR TOP THREE WEBINARS
Crisis Marketing 
Social Media for Small Business 
Boost Your Business With Web Copy That Works!

*These are 3rd party events not produced by the Business Development Centre or its partners. 

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LOCAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOUR BUSINESS
The Business Development Centre in Downtown Collingwood is here to support and advise businesses during COVID-19.   We are here to answer questions, help make sense of new information coming from different levels of government and provide advice on how to manage through these challenging times. 
 
Get More Recovery Advice

The Business Development Centre is operating virtually and our team is ready to support your business and investment decisions.
 
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